When I’ve had a bad day, this is one of the dishes that makes me feel better

… 😉

You will need:

  • spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • fresh cream (we use soya cream)
  • onions
  • blue cheese
  • a splash of red wine
  • pasta of choice cooked al dente

If you’re going to use frozen spinach first defrost it in the microwave.

Cook the chopped onion in some red wine until it is translucent and soft. Add the fresh cream and stir. Add some blue cheese according to taste. Too much will overpower the dish; we used about half a cup. Then add the spinach and cook for some more minutes.

Fresh spinach will require a longer cooking time and will shrink considerably. Some people prefer to remove the ends of the stalks as these might have a bitter taste.

Add to your cooked pasta. I also like to add mushrooms to this dish and sometimes prepare it without onions – so just cream, spinach, blue cheese and mushrooms cooked for a few minutes.

Add salt and pepper to taste as always..

For a low carb version – omit the pasta or use a lot of sauce with a small portion (circa 50g) of pasta. If you add loads of spinach and mushrooms (and perhaps some pancetta) this will be filling enough without any pasta at all. If you’re having this without pasta it would be a good idea to decrease the amount of cream and use just a dash of single cream. I have tried this using peppered gbejniet cut up in chunks or an Italian cheese called Galbanino instead of stilton/blue cheese. If you plan on reheating, add the cheese and another 2 tablespoons of single cream just before reheating.


5 Comments

  1. Lexi
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    You can fry some bacon/pancetta and shove it in there too- OH BACON MY BACON is there something you cannot do???

    • Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      We always take that for granted lex.. unless it’s a cake (or maybe with cake too!) you can add bacon and make it better. always.

  2. Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    oh my!!! awesome!!! x 2 on the bacon! >_<

    my best friend makes a mushroom blue cheese sauce in a very similar manner, she just fries the mushrooms first and uses garlic instead of onions. omg.

    Spinach and blue cheese are 2 of my favourite things (i had a bowl of fresh spinach for lunch today!) so i'll definitely be trying this SOON! 😀

  3. Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    lol finished the recipe and saw u like to add mushrooms too. omg mushrooms AND spinach AND blue cheese. lala heaven!

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